Dec 18, 2012 2:30am PST
a few answers. >> anthony writes i'm so happy to hear richard engel is safe. i want to offer my best wishes to the nbc news team in syria. >> i have to admit, my wife has a little crush on him. she's relieved as well. >> you have another one? >> we were looking at the new elf on a shelf before my son wakes up. >> you can't on the top of the toilet for their kids to see. i don't know how that's going to work out. all right, dan. have a great one. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> since 1994, there have been 70, and these are just school shootings, there have been 70 episodes of school shootings in the united states, since 1994, after the brady bill was passed. president obama was in connecticut last night speaking to a high school gymnasium as part of a memorial service. he said some things. no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevalent every senseless act of violence in our society but that can't be an excuse for inaction. >> right there, i feel better. that can't be excuse for inactions. that means he is committed and going on the recognize, some kind of action. >>
Dec 18, 2012 5:30am EST
awake? producer dan has a few answers. >> anthony writes i'm so happy to hear richard engel is safe. i want to offer my best wishes to the nbc news team in syria.
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
correspondent richard engel, looking a little dishevelled, a little less groomed than usual, but as you can see, looking like himself. on the left this is gazi and john cloister, a long-time nbc news photographer. these three men were able to appear live on the "today" show, fife days after being kidnapped and held in captivity in syria. just hours before this shot of them this morning, they were freed by a syrian rebel group who rescued them from an unknown group that had taken them and that had held them for five, long, horrible days. the rebel group not only rescued these three, they then took responsibility for driving them to the border and getting them safely out of syria. they were in syria in the first place to cover the war there. this is footage of richard's last piece for nbc news before the kidnapping happened. richard and his team are veterans in this field. they've been working together for a decade in just about every corner of the world you can imagine, including long stints covering the war in iraq. also the war in afghanistan. when they filed this report last week from aleppo